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$34,000 Paid in Texas Prisoners' Retaliation Claim

This case involved six Texas prisoners at the Wallace Park unit. After they
filed a lawsuit to practice their Jewish religion, guards began retaliating
against them. The retaliation came in the form of job changes, cell
reassignments, transfers, and disciplinary action for the filing of their
January 1995 complaint. One of the plaintiff prisoners was killed upon
transferring to a new prison three days after this suit for retaliation was

A jury's December 1997 verdict awarded the prisoners $13,602. Post trial,
the parties reached a settlement of $34,102 that kept a judgment from being
entered. See: Lopez v. Scott, USDC, S.D. Texas. (No Case no. From
Verdict Search Texeas Reporter Issue: Volume J:98:05124)

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Lopez v. Scott